Let's be clear about one thing:
This "Little Mama" rocks my world!
Tonight, we all received our father's blessings from Steve, which is where the priesthood holder blesses the members of his family with strength and other advice or blessings as he is directed to by the spirit. The recipient of the blessing then draws comfort, strength, and wisdom from the words of the blessing.
After each of us received a blessing, we held a brief "passing of the torch" ceremony for Scarlett. Cocoa had suggested that I do this to help Guy symbolically pass the mantel of "oldest child at home" to Scarlett.
I began by explaining to the children that Guy would be at school during the day and would need to pass the responsibilities of being a good example, helping out extra at home, and protecting the younger sibling--down to Scarlett. As we talked, I had Guy light a jar candle and pass "the torch" to Scarlett.
She was trying not to show how pleased she was, but the expression on her face said it all. She was absolutely tickled! It was awesome.
Then she followed up with a few questions, "Does this mean I am going to be an adult tomorrow?" No. "Does this mean I get to drive the car?" Uh-no. It doesn't hurt to ask, right?
Carpe diem, my Scarlett! Carpe diem.